Pitt County Festivals and Special Events




Farmville Dogwood Festival – last full weekend in April.  Music, arts and crafts, rides, amusements, and food.  (252) 753-5814.  www.farmville-nc.com/Departments_DogwoodFestival.htm

Great Pirate Purple/Gold Pigskin Pigout Party – ECU’s spring football game, rides, amusements, music, pig-cooking contest.  (252) 328-4530.  www.ecupirates.com

Grifton Shad Festival – oldest festival in Pitt County.  Competitions, arts and crafts, rides, amusements, and food.  www.griftonshadfestival.com

Pirate Fest – held in downtown Greenville.  Offers fun, food, and entertainment for all things Pirate as well as International Ports O’ Call showcasing music, food, and attractions from nations around the globe.  www.piratefestnc.com


Fourth of July Celebration – Food, music, fun, and a state-of-the-art fireworks display on the Town Commons in downtown Greenville.  www.greenvillejaycees.com


Fountain Peanut Festival – food, music, rides and amusements.  (252) 749-1003

Winterville Watermelon Festival – food, amusement rides, contests, and concerts.  www.watermelonfest.com


Ayden Collard Festival – week following Labor Day.  Pageants, parade, eating contests, rides and attractions.  www.aydencollardfestival.com

Bethel Harvest Festival – held in mid-September. Food, music, arts and crafts. http://bethelnc.org/index.asp?SEC=2B0AEDD3-F2A6-4517-8075-2655ED696238&Type=B_BASIC


John Lawson Legacy Days -held in Grifton, NC in celebration of pioneer heritage on historic Contentnea Creek. http://johnlawsonlegacydays.org/

Pitt County American Legion Agricultural Fair – held at the Pitt County Fairgrounds the first week in October.  (252)758-6916.  www.pittfair.org


Festival of Trees – over 100 decorated trees sponsored by local businesses, civic groups, and individuals on display in the Convention Center to benefit The Family Support Network of Eastern NC.  www.fsnenc.org/festival-of-trees/